Testimonials

Here's what people are saying about Penkhull Village Brass:

 

St Mary's Church Bucknall - 30th September 2017

 

Just wanted to say a massive thank you from myself & Chris for being part of our wedding on Saturday.  All the guest commented on the band and the wonderful music that was being played - thank you once again x

 

Tracy

Stoke Minster Concert - 16th September 2017

 

Basil Hoover - "From the Tudor to the new millennium it was a musical time travel escapade highlighting what a brilliant band PVB are. We finished transported to a 70's disco and left through the Minster doors beaming and boogieing!"

 

Sue Ann Charles - "Another great night with PVB, they get better with every concert. Fab playlist, fab playing.  Thanks for a smashing evening's entertainment."

30th Birthday Music Festival, Denford

Saturday 10th June 2017

 

Hi Gary - WOW! Saturday was absolutely incredible! Everyone loved you guys! We knew they would but you went off with a complete bang! Hope you guys enjoyed it too. Thank you so much to you & everyone in the band for really making our party a day we'll never forget. I'm so happy we found you! You were everything we hoped for and more.  Thanks also for everything along the way.  You have been a pleasure to work with. I'll most definitely be recommending you in the future & hopefully finding an excuse to book you again! You guys are brilliant and we wish you every success.

 

Laura & Adam (aka LA1)

Lord Mayor's 'Sporting SOUL of the CITY' Charity Ball - Friday 25th November 2016

 

The Lord Mayor and Lady Mayoress (Councillor Anthony Mundy and Mrs Paula Mundy) would like to take this opportunity to thank you warm heartedly for your essential contribution towards making this year's charity ball a great success and helping to raise money for Sir Stanley Matthews Foundation, The Macari Foundation and North Staffordshire Heart Committee.

We have received excellent customer feedback and many congratulations for such a wonderful evening.  This is a testament to the hard work and enthusiasm of the people involved on the night.  It was clear that our guests thoroughly enjoyed themselves.

I would like to thank you personally for your involvement and look forward to working with you again.  Happy Christmas and all the best for 2017.

Kind regards

Michaleen Hilton

Lord Mayor's Office

King's Christmas Market - 20th November 2016

 

natalie_lowndesI can not tell you how much Alfie enjoyed the brass band at the King's hall market yesterday.  He almost exploded with excitement and the band were so lovely with him, showed him the instruments, played extra songs outside for him even though it was freezing cold. (Ed - see photo gallery)

His favourite instrument was the tuba but he was shocked at the size of it, he's only seen them on YouTube before now!  After we got home he chatted on his device about it for hours, too cute.  Thank you so much, you really made a good impression!

Alfie was still signing for more when we got in the car and once we got home he wrote 'tenor horn, trumpet, Tilly tuba' on his communication device.  He's still smiling about it today and has told his class at school all about you! 

Hanley Cenotaph - Sunday 13th November
 
Hello Mike
 
I would once again like to take the opportunity to thank Penkhull Village Brass for the honour of assisting you at the Hanley Remembrance Service today. I/We were very impressed with the professionalism and polish you all exhibited, the music that you played was wonderfully and masterfully handled. 
 
Wishing you all the best, both for any future events for Penkhull Village Brass and also personally for the fast approaching festive season.
 
Kindest Regards Ian Hissey (Baritone Representative at Audley Male Voice Choir)
 
P.S. Say Hi to Hans for me, and I'm already trying to come up with fresh names in case you run that competition again!

Queen's 90th Birthday Tea Party - 27 June 2016

 

Dear Gary and all at Penkhull Brass Band

On behalf of the Lord Mayor of the City of Stoke-on-Trent, thank you for your assistance in staging another memorable event for the City.

We have already received calls from many who attended.  The guests had a lovely time and the City Council and Lord Mayor were extremely proud of this event.

The Lord Mayor has asked me to thank the band and we look forward to working with you again.

Many thanks

Michaleen Hilton

 

Lord Mayor's Office

Staffordshire Day - 13 May 2016

 

Dear Gary

I wanted to write to say thank you very much for all of your hard work at our event. We were all really pleased with how well the day went and thought that your music really added to the atmosphere. Please can you pass on our thanks to the band.

Although we expected it to be busy we broke a record - 1,317 visitors - the most we have ever had on a single day!

Thank you very much for working so hard to make it a great event.

Best wishes

Nerys

 

Nerys Williams ACIM - Audience Development Officer

Gladstone Pottery Museum

Penkhull Lights Switch on - 7th December 2015

 

Dear Gary

 

Thank you for the enormous contribution made by you and Penkhull Village Brass to the success of the Outdoor Carol Service held in Penkhull Churchyard. The playing was brilliant and ensured that everyone could enjoy singing along with the well-known carols. For many, it would be their only chance to do that during the Advent/Christmas Season.

Please convey the thanks of Rev Chris Rushton and all who were present, to the band members for giving up their time and helping to make the Service so memorable.

 

Best wishes,

Mike Whittaker - Ministry Team

 

Friends of Penkhull Village Hall event - 17th November 2015

 

Hi Gary

 

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to you and the band for two splendid performances at Sunday's Beach Party.  I'm always impressed with the sound you make and it's good to hear the repertoire expanding so rapidly.

It was so good of you all to give up your day and I hope you had as much fun as we all did.

The day was a great success, with lots of people signing up to be Friends and signing the petition.  If any of your supporters want to sign up they can do so at the community cafe on Thursdays or use the link on our facebook page.

Thanks again, looking forward to the Christmas concert!

 

Sue Pantin

Penkhull Village Hall

Registered Charity

Number 1169202

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